Biography: Alice M. Clark
Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Dr. Alice M. Clark is The University of Mississippi's (UM) Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs. She is the spokesperson for research and sponsored programs divisions which work to facilitate research and research funding as well as providing support for all funded projects at UM. During her tenure as vice chancellor, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has worked to achieve further accreditation, increased levels of funding, as well as partnerships with other academic institutions and the private sector. The ORSP promotes a model of service while pursuing research for the benefit of the university and the state.
Clark previously served as director of the UM National Center for Natural Products Research and was the 1996 Rho Chi National Lecturer, the top award presented by the national pharmaceutical honor society. The Frederick A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor joined the faculty in 1979 as a postdoctoral research associate, and she has authored or contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and numerous invited book chapters, nonrefereed publications and presentations. A member of the Board of Directors of the UM Research Foundation, Clark has extensive experience as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, several other agencies and private foundations.
She has served on the AIDS and Related Research Experimental Therapeutics Study Section and on the Biorganic and Natural Products Chemistry Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, and is associate editor of the Journal of Natural Products. She is past president of the American Society of Pharmacognosy and an American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Fellow, a designation limited to the association's top pharmaceutical scientists. In 1989, she was awarded the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship, and was an American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow.
A native of Pensacola, Fla., Clark holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Troy (Ala.) State University and master's and doctoral degrees in pharmacognosy from UM. She served for a year as a Robert F. Welch Fellow at the Drug Dynamics Institute at the University of Texas before returning to UM.